Latest craze rocks on
IT is as simple as hunting for rocks, but a nationwide hideand-seek craze has attracted a strong following in the region.
WA Rocks Perth Hills and surrounds co-ordinator Kelly Neylon said rocks sporting creative designs were tagged with the group name and hidden in parks and recreational areas to be found.
Photos and clues are posted on the WA Rocks Facebook page for other players and again when they are found for the original hider to see.
“Once found, you can rehide it in the same area or take it back home to hide it in another area,” Mrs Neylon said.
She said the movement was to encourage children to be creative and to get them outside, with parents sharing their gratitude to organisers for helping reduce screen time in their homes.
“It’s less screen time and more creativity and its working,” Mrs Neylon said.
“Really, the craze has been brought to the Hills by people finding rocks, seeing our symbol on the back and logging in to discover us.
“I myself have been going to parks all across the Shire of Mundaring and beyond, handing out information packs and free rocks for families who are interested.”
The group plans to hold free activities to get more families involved.
“Over 20,000 people are involved throughout WA and we are seeing our rocks move around suburbs as children find them and take them back home,” Mrs Neylon said.
“This is very exciting… I have personally seen people travel as far as Fremantle to especially look at Sculpture Park and find rocks as it’s become one of the more popular playgrounds on the site.
“This is great for Perth Hills tourism for sure.”
She said their oldest member was 85 and their youngest were just one and two years old.
“The feedback has been so rewarding,” she said.
Maddy (12), Angus (9), Reggie (10) and Bonnie Parker (11) with their rocks.